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from the u.k. says this is all perfectly fine. you don't have a problem? >> they are bit like, today, actually, 150 federal agencies already on youtube as part of efficiency and government as it were, part of transparency. fundamentally, as far as government goes, obama cut 600,000 jobs from federal government arriving in 2009. this youtube program i think is one of the reasons for doing that. government all around the world use media in this way. neil: i want the 600,000 jobs back and not worry about the trillions in deficit we incurred as a result, wouldn't you? >> well, yes, there has to be a shift on the view of americans on entitlements. there's fascinating research saying that 53% of voters had used entitlements, and 59% of obama supporters used entitlements. there has to be a shift how americans think about entitlements, but a youtube channel will not change that. the most popular youtube channel? irs. youtube is actually helpful. neil: i worry about anything that makes it easier for you to get benefits from the government. i worry about it because there was a woman on earlier
are telling some american companies it is time to start paying their fair share there in the uk. even throwing around terms such as shame, outrageous when talking about it. executives from google, amazon, and starbucks all appeared before a parliamentary committee looking into how international companies minimize the tax they pay in the uk. richard quest is in london to explain it all. now, richard, not necessarily talking about tax evasion here. it's more like avoidance, minimization, what's the concern? >> reporter: that's exactly the point. the companies are not breaking the law, not doing anything wrong. the accounts committee described their actions as immoral claiming they have r. so arranging their tax affairs so as to pay no tax in the country where the money is earned. this applies to google, which uses ireland, applies to amazon, on the continent, and it applies to starbucks in amsterdam. what we learned is how these companies arrange their affairs. so even though the latte is bought in london, no tax is ever paid except on sales tax to the uk government. i need to demonstrate this t
that threatens to go off the abyss to former u.k. member of parliament john brown who is going out of his mind. i cannot believe this, but, yet, when i first heard it announced, it really happened. >> yes, you are absolutely right. when i was a nato soldier myself and when i was a member of parliament i was on the political arm of nato which was the north atlantic assembly and it was clear that it was nato particularly with the american and british nuclear deterrence that kept the peace and that extended through a circle around the ussr and margaret thanker made me the escort for gorbachev and it was clear that president reagan's strategic defense initiative brought them to the negotiating tabling the e.u. was not alive, it was not a political union. >>neil: given the trend and how they hand out the awards the common theme seems to be bash america, sort of like sally field accepting it for, i don't know, jane fonda, his theme has been europe is in the pickle because of the united states, but this is a prevailing view that the european union is facing their problems because of the united states. t
is and the group hsbc, the uk's largest bank wants to put this behind it, trying to settle the serious allegations, $1.92 billion will be what they will pay the u.s. government, there will be a press conference later today, the justice department, the manhattan d.a. and others to put this to rest. banks operating in the u.s. have an obligation to know their customer and abide by u.s. laws and u.s. sanctions against some pretty bad characters and hsbc apparently didn't do that. that's the allegation of the united states government, helping transfer money for drug cart cartels, for terrorist groups, for countries we're not supposed to be doing business with overall. these sanctions around libya, myanmar, syria and mexican cartels, this is what hsbc says, wants to put the whole matter behind this. "we accept responsibility for our past mistakes, we have said we're profoundly sorry for them. the hsbc of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes." they were rubber stamping transfers and one economic it any of an e-mail said "what is this, the school of low ex
on the royal phone prank in the u.k. radio station has taken the two d.j.s off the air who called the hospital where princess kate was being treated. they duped nurses to thinking they were the queen and prince charles. the nurse who put through their call, her name was saldana found dead of apparent suicide on friday. though they have not released the cause of death. today we are hearing from the first time from the two d.j.s, mel and michael on the death. >> it was never meant to go that far. it was meant to be a silly prank that so many people have done before. this wasn't meant to happen. gone over this a million times in my head that i want to reach out to them and give them a big hug and say sorry. i hope they're okay. it really do. >> what is important right now is that the family and we hope they are doing okay and get the love and support that they deserve and need right now. personally, i'm -- >> dana: police in the u.k. contacted authorities in australia. could they face charges for this? kimberly, we talked in the break. we don't see what the charge could be. >> kimberly: it's too
is reacting here in newtown, connecticut. >> you mentioned the soccer players in the uk and we're getting response from the uk and all over the world. if there is one thing aside from political disagreements that the world can agree on is the innocence of our children, specifically, from david cameron, the british prime minister, you know, back in 1996, they suffered through a school shooting. his stamentd from ten downing. my thoughts are with the injured and those who have lost loved ones. it is heartbreaking to think of those who have had their children robbed from them at such a young age when they had so much life ahead of them. as we mentied that shooting in '96 and also in '96 a shooting in tasmania that ended with five people being killed. that statement after that we received from prime minister julie gillard. >> it is almost beyond comprehension, but that is what we have seen today. heartfelt sympathies go to those families who have lost a child. to those families who have lost a loved one. to those families who are now trying to counsel their young children that has been witnes
to sweeping gun control changes in the uk. those changes were fueled by petitions signed by 750,000 people. that petition was created by dr. mick whose daughter died. welcome, mr. north. this must have brought back particularly painful memories back to you? >> yes, it certainly did. when i heard the age of the victims and the place in which it happened, it was inevitable that all sorts of memories were going to come back and most of those were likely to be painful ones. >> you became a symbol for new gun control in britain. you were very forceful about it. you got this extraordinary petition going and led to an almost complete ban on handguns. the difference here, it seems to g ce aseefainin3 %pland everye . oe ari don't k you've been in their very position, dr. north. is there any advice that you can give them, any words of comfort from somebody who's, quite literally, lived through what they've gone through in. >> i think one of the main strengths that those of us who lost children in dunblane found was being brought together and when we were in our own company, we were able to talk abo
over to the delta brand. this is all about increasing its exposure into the uk market, specifically the slots at heathrow. those remain the crown jewel in terms of the airline business going over to europe. if you have access to those slots, it's a much easier way to become profitable or increase your profits over in europe. by the way, there are 31 daily flights between the uk and north america. we'll find out exactly what happens in terms of frequent flier redemption possibilities between delta and virgin atlantic. remember, virgin atlantic is not part of any global alliance, not part of the sky team alliance, although many wonder if that's going to change with some time. take a look at shares of delta. richard anderson has had a nice little move here. some people would say, listen, this is all about jet fuel as it has moderated. there's something else at play here. we'll be talking with richard anderson about this at 11:40, first on cnbc. we'll talk to him after the press conference announcing this deal. you don't want to miss what he has to say. this is a ceo, and we've talked a
irish fan, so hopefully not. >> is dolmen all over the uk? >> that's correct. they're predominantly in ireland, but you look at ireland right now, they're actually going through the reforms. they're trying to inject money in a credit fashion into their economy. and we certainly think we can bring our fixed income expertise and continue to help them. >> that would make sense for cantor. ireland was the mf-will first they were in trouble, then the model for the world. what got them into trouble again, housing or real estate or something or bad banks or -- and now again they're kind of a model for everyone on how to handle it. is that basically the last five years? >> absolutely. certainly was a real estate bubble there. now there are austerity measures being put in place and they're actually following through on the austerity measures. so certainly they'll come out first and actually look pretty good. >> so where is the most business for you for cantor in ireland, what will you be doing? >> certainly it's an equity based firm. we'll bring our fixed income expertise, probably become th
through it, all plays into a narrative here. it's a big uk branding story. >> only luke could spin it as a uk branding story. birth of a baby. max foster outside the hospital for us tonight. there have been tweets about the next heir to the throne coming in from all around the world. some of them from piers morgan himself. earlier he wrote this. hearing rumors that william and kate are considering piers as a name for their child, humbling. he joins us from los angeles. what great news, named after you. amazing. you must be so proud. >> i'm as surprised as you are, soledad. having been the one that started the rumor, i'm not exactly holding my breath. >> one could imagine. why do you think everyone around the globe is so interested in the story of the royals? it never really ends. i think a lot of people are rooting for this couple. they really like this healthy, normal, if you can be, marriage. >> look, they're the biggest stars in the world and they really are. i think the wedding cemented wills and kate now as the two biggest figures of any type in the whole of the planet earth.
the ceo of its uk newspaper operations who took the reins in july of last year is stepping down. >>> swiss banking giant ubs is reportedly close to reaching a $450 million settlement with u.s. and british authorities over an interest rate-rigging scandal that rocked the banking world this year. and on the deal front, delta airlines is said to be in talks for a 49% stake in british carrier virgin atlantic. >>> finally, check this out. the massive toys "r" us store in times square opened sunday morning. it's not going to close again until christmas eve night which means that the store will be open for a marathon of 543 consecutive straight hours. >>> coming up next, a pig causes a three-car accident. >>> and a news division says no more to lindsay lohan. >>> plus, the boys had their hands full with andy reid's eagles early on. your sports headlines are next. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ you can stay in and like something... ♪ [ car alarm deactivates ] ♪ ...or you can get out there with your family and actually like something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event i
of these prank calls adora are there calls for regulation? >> well, i mean, in the u.k. we have governing body. if you want to do a call in this country you have to get written permission from the person you want to wind up to actually be allow the call to be broadcast and go on air. australia does have similar rules. i think the radio station definitely has broken some rules and i think we're going to have to it with a and see how that pans out in the next few weeks. >> thank you. royal watcher there i appreciate it thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> we wish the duke and duchess the best. we debate you decide. is it voter fraud or voter suppression. mike huckabee our pal has advice for the president on how to avoid taking us over that damn fiscal cliff. marijuana is legal in washington, soon to be legal in colorado. wait until you see what they are selling. would gun control really have saved the life of the woman killed by her football-playing boyfriend? all coming up. with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf gets great rewards for his small business! pizza! [ garth ] ola
all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the house and senate, we would get a mainstream deal. >> i think we're going to fall out of the fiscal tr
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
of the u.k., for example. >> we need to look very hard and fast at our culture in general. it's a culture of deep decadence and violence. >> we need to look within our families. we don't want to get into blaming the victim here, but we also have to be a little more discerning as to keeping weapons in the home with people who may not be stable enough to have the judgment to use them properly. >> okay. all right. >> thanks, everybody. >> thank you. >> appreciate it. >>> a holiday salute to our troops from wrestling superstar john cena right after this. ques? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jun
. we have a dog house uk. do people use flers to make a statement? >> during the last few years, the top recessionary times, we saw a number of transactions with the average ticket was down. and our food businesses held up even better. a box of chocolates might be a little bit less ephemeral than a bouquet of flowers. birthdays are still going to come around. all of those celebratory occasions are going to come around they need to participate in. we had a nice little service that will help others. neil: who better than the guy who plays cliff on how jobs are falling off a cliff. john mica murder on layouts that are way out of the norm. and while he says his fix is better than washington's. better than washington's. bar none. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his thr
are growing in number. take a look at this. in the u.s. there are 100 groups. u.k., 200. europe, 500. what is going on? >> this is part of a growing global backlash against the wind industry. this is very successful rtraying itself as green. we produce green energy, green lech i very, reduce co2 emissions. when you look at countries around the world, australia, new zealand, huge backlash in ontio, we're seeing backlash against the large wind projects going in all over the place. gerri: talk about new york. you have an interesting example there. >> just last month lawyers here in new york filed lawsuits, 60 residents in herkimer county just north of albany, they filed a lawsuit saying these project, wind turbines, built within 1000 feet or so of residences are emitting all the noise, keeping them up at night, diminishing property values and they filed suit. i think it is indicative of the backlash. gerr this is interesting. you say this is the first time it will be heard in court of law, the issue about the sound. >> in the u.s., yes. gerri: seems to me that is pollution. >> sure it is. tha
to the source. fast. [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> the southwest uk is getting hammered with rain causing some travel nightmares. it has to rain a lot in the uk to make any kind of difference. they're used to it. there is floodwater everywhere in devon, england. the drenching rain is causing massive travel problems. with roads and rail lines as well washed over. that's affecting the commute for people. britain's lined up sandbags on the weekend and now officials are warning people about even trying to get out on the roads. parts of wales and scotland are also getting flooded. >>> people in chile and argentina are watching a volcano that straddled the border between the two countries. the volcano has been spewing smoke into the sky. ash has been raining down on surrounding towns. you can see it there. almost looks like snow. it is ash. i'm joined now in the phone by larry masten. so far, chile is on red alert, but no one has been ordered to leave. why is that, larry? >> well, i can tell you based on what i've seen in the reports from the chilean agency, there was
uk burglars have no fears of getting shot by the homeowner. according to the united nations, scotland is the most violent industrialized country in the world. one of the reasons scotland is so violent is because the government in london has disabled the scots from being able to protect themselves against violent criminals. >> look me in the eye down this camera lens and tell me scotland is more dangerous than america, when you have 12,000 gun murders a year and 300 million guns, it's time, mr. kopel, to wake up and smell the cappuccino. got to leave it there. i'm sure we will debate this again. thank you both very much. >> thanks for having me. >>> joining me now exclusively to talk about the players' side of the story is former new york jets quarterback and hall of famer, joe namath. joe, welcome back. >> thank you, piers. good to be with you, buddy. >> it's an awful story, this, in so many ways and it raises a number of issues, gun control, we've just been debating on the show, the issue of concussion for top football players and the side effects, the issue perhaps of depression, of
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name that came up is anna winter as the possible ambassador to france or the uk. she's the inspiration for "the devil wears prada." how does >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. president obama has john boehner boxed in and is done playing games. now it's getting good. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. that includes all of you. >> the president holds the line on taxes and draws the line on ç the debt ceiling. >> i will not play that game. >> tonight, democratic whip steny hoyer gives me the latest fiscal cliff developments and the democratic line on medicare. tom perriello from the center of american progress action fund on how democrats can deal with republicans who can't deal with reality. rubio and ryan reload with a new message for the middle class. >> both parties tend to divide americans into our voters and their voters. >> but there is no escaping their own policies. >> we're going to a majority of takers versus makers in america. >> dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz responds tonig
, that's one of the things i'm not on the hot seat about. that's part of the u.k. member firm. >> of course, this is an issue at the form. it's a big deal. >> it's important to us. unfortunately, we can't comment on that. our member firm has put out a statement. we believe we held up to professional standards. >> during that time, there was no questioning on the part of hewlett-packard in terms of saying, hey, did you find anything? it just seems like it came up from nothing. now all the sudden it's fraud with this $8 billion write down. >> again, i can't comment on it. i wish i could, but i cannot. >> all right. let me move on to your meeting with the president about the fiscal cliff. >> sure. it was optimistic. president very inclusive of business. he was open to a broad set of solutions that included all aspects, not just revenue, but spending and entitlement reform. >> so you actually felt that you saw a difference. you say it wasn't always like that. you saw a difference in the president in terms of listening and perhaps taking advice on what's to be done fiscally? >> the
of criticism. the comments are really, really negative. this has become a very emotional story in the uk and around the world, it seems, and blood on your hands is the phrase that keeps coming up. they obviously didn't intend this, these weren't journalists, they were comedians, if anything, and they gave it a go and it went through. but there's a lot of criticism here that this should be tried. you reported i know on the privacy laws in this country and the tabloid journalism and the pressure around that. this was seen as completely inappropriate and it's come out with the worst possible ending as well. >> it's just an awful, awful event. max foster, appreciate you being with us. thanks. >>> 21 month old girl was caught up in an adoption battle. that's ahead. first, the "360" bulletin. >>> the republican chairman of the house intelligence committee says the u.s. has a moral obligation to act immediately if there's concrete proof syrian troops have loaded chemical weapons that are ready to be launched. this video posted online which cnn cannot independently verify purports to show syrian
in crimes in those firearms. unlike britain and the u.k., where firearms are banned. this past year, 35% increase in gun crime. gun crime has gone up every year for the last four years. >> do me a favor. do you know how many people got murdered in britain? on average? the last three or four years? >> less. lower the population of the united states. >> how many? you made the statement. let me give you -- you're keen on facts. mr. gottlieb -- again, can you stop talking? let me just interrupt. >> why don't you look at both sides? >> i'm going to give you both sides. you said there's a massive surge of gun crime in britain. let me tell you the reality. in america, in the last three of four years, you average 11,000 to 12,000 murders from ghuns a population of what? 330 million. in britain, we have 60 million people. we have 35 to 40 maximum murders from guns a year. you do the same math that i'm doing? >> yeah, okay. explain to me why it's double in britain than it was before the ban. and why it's up 35% this year if you have a ban? gun control doesn't work. criminals don't obey laws. that
place not only in the u.s. but in fact, in every developed country from the uk, the european union and japan. >> and just to interrupt you, that's probably why everybody says all of this money printing will lead to inflation. one of the reasons it hasn't is because everybody's doing it. >> there's that reason and there's the underutilization both in terms of the employment and also in terms of planned capacity. in fact, there are two different views of the investment universe under the current conditions. one is that all this money printing is masking miserable underlying conditions, that real wages haven't increased very much and the economy is in terrific shape. the other view is that the economy is okay and that this additional money printing will result in risk assets increasing in value. and you know, people in our shop, some people have the one view, other people have the other view. it's very interesting. we're in unusual times when additional research will go a long way in pointing out the mine fields. that's where we spend our time. >> that's where you do spend your time.
in the u.k. top shop is killing it. best traffic in retail. top shop is dipping its toe into the u.s. market so everybody from the gap to fact fashion should watch out. they have a partnership with nordstrom. that's going to be a win. and, tyler, you can even get a tattoo or hair extensions. >> just what i wanted for the new year. >> it's coming your way. >> that's what i want. >> that's for2013. >> all right, stacy. thanks. have a great new year, okay? >> thanks. you too. >> hey, michelle. >>> i'd love to see you in a tattoo. all right. >> bad. >> more days four days -- four days and counting. harry reiry reid says the u.s. probably going over the fiscal cliff. >> would it be betser for america if we did go over the fiscal cliff? coming up? >> announcer: if congress fails to come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff, the u.s. unemployment rate will top over 9% in 2013. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank.
bankers from japan to the united states to europe to mark carnie pulled out of canada to be uk central banker. that's the big story. >> my people of the year would have been the teachers and students of sandy hook elementary. i think they have changed america forever. sue? >> i second that one, ty. >>> coming up, kayla with a very interesting app from bank of america. >> it is like the ghost of christmas future and we are all ebenezer scrooge. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek
or the uk. one of the president's biggest fund raisers. anna win tour, the devil wears prada? the devil wears burberry here. >> i think this is a terrible idea. she had one of the most epic falling outs in a magazine with her vogue paris editor f she can't get along with her paris counterpart in-house how can she be a diplomat negotiating with heads of state? i don't see it. >> i think obama has to be stuck here, that he is threatening to exile the queen of american fashion. going to be completely disrupted, take out anna win tour. no regime change. >> breaking news on netflix and disney. >> netflix shares popping now on an announcement that netflix and walt disney studios announced a multiyear deal to make netflix the exclusive u.s. subscription tv service for first-run live action and animated features from the walt disney studios a big deal, netflix secured similar deals with other smaller studios, like dream works animation. disney is certainly the biggest deal of its kind, the first major studio to come on board for netflix for this kind of deal. this is going to start with its 201
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shootings which just doesn't happen -- single episodes happen in australia or the uk or other places, but then they don't recur again and again. so i think the president was saying something about the nature of us as a people. if there is something we can do to, again, not take guns away from people but find ways to have that right be balanced in a less destructive way with the rest of society's rights, i think his laying down a marker saying we have to ask who we are, what we accept as normal and can we countenance the idea of 20 little children being murdered in ten minutes. so i think it may be for those reasons and those that liz was saying, it could be a turning point. >> thanks to both of you for being with us this morning. james mentioned those 20 little children. well, funerals for two of those victims are going to be held today. services for 6-year-old noah pozner will take place. 6-year-old jack pinto will be laid to rest this afternoon in newtown. he was a huge fan of giants wide receiver victor cruz. cruz honored jack by writing his name on his cleats for yesterday's game
. >> the e.u. hopes that the space sector will account for 20% of its gdp by the year 2020. the u.k. space agency has been $2 billion for the european space agency programs. the space agency already contributes 9.1 billion or $14 billion to the u.k. economy. for europe investing in space is investing in the future. >>> medical marijuana is already legal in several states in the united states. now, voters in washington state and colorado have ok'd the recreational use richard branson says yes. >> simply proposed with the harder drugs is do what portugal has done and that is, you know, let the state set up clinics throughout america that if you have a drug problem, you go to that clinic. give them the methodone until they're ready to come off, and when they're ready, you use a drug clinic that costs one-third of the price of a prison medical record to get them back into society. >> go to cnn.com to read sir branson's opinion piece about ending the war on drugs. sxwlirchlgts how nasa is protecting astronauts from radiation in space and how florians can actually cash in on invading pythons. we
to this government in exile, if you will, as being recognized by france, the uk, turkey, gulf cooperation council countries and now the united states. >> this is going to complicate things, because now at the same time we have this state department saying that a small portion of the rebels are terrorists. they are al qaeda. how does that complicate the situation? the u.s. is trying to support the rebels. the president says this is a legitimate organization, the government, and yet, you have terrorists inside on the ground as part of the rebel forces. >> these jihadi fighting forces are making the rebel advances by the way. when you hear them made in and around damascus and a big army base outside of aleppo overtaken by rebels, these are the fighting forces with training in iraq, the jihadis are foreigners. it's a small component but making advances. the head of the opposition group is criticizing the u.s. for designating this rebel group as a terrorist force perhaps he doesn't want to be seen as a puppet of the united states. by the way, the u.s. is now inviting the head of the opposition, the po
. >>> news corporations uk chief tom mockridge is stepping down. he took over the unit 18 months ago at the height of the company's phone hacking scandal >>> the time has finally come, cory booker taking the food stamp challenge this week. the newark mayor will only be eating with food he can buy for $37. that is the average food stamped benefit in his week. booker said he will be giving up coffee because he can't afford it. that will be tough for us. >> no doubt. >> interesting to see at the end of that how he does. >> i'm sure he will be documenting on twitter what goes on during those days. coming up, one of the strangest cases of cosmetic surgery, can't make this up. did you read about this? mustache implants. that's right. we'll tell you about it next. [ male announcer ] when this hotel added aflac to provide a better benefits package... oahhh! [ male announcer ] it made a big splash with the employees. [ duck yelling ] [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. ♪ ha ha! since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, the
with the libor rate fixing scandal. libor rate is used to set rates on loans. three arrests out of the uk right now. >>> u.s. stock futures higher. fiscal cliff talks, federal reserve meeting in washington, two drivers for investments over the next couple of days. futures holding in there for now. >>> federal and state authorities have reached a record-setting settlement with british banking giant hsbc. europe's largest lender has agreed to a staggering settlement. this is a big fine. hsbc is accused of helping transfer billions formations like iran doing business with firms linked to terrorism and also enabling mexican drug cartels to move money illegally through u.s. subsidiaries. >> considering that, that sounds low, $2 mibillion for helping mexican drug cartels and terrorists out of iran? >>> and asia asending, the west in decline. 300 years of the west rising is reversing. american intelligence agencies are preparing this report that they do every four years for incoming administration. the world undergoing tectonic shifts, comparable to the french revolution and industrial revolution, but
's a cut from inside the shoulder. it's called a butcher's cut in the u.k. it's really beefy. lovely marbling. >> what does that do for the lemon? >> gives a smoky flavor. we're going to get on top of this. isn't that marbling beautiful? >> it really is consistent. it's even throughout. >> right. so, we've got a nice, big platter here. pull that up there. ah, right? we have our creamed spinach. put the creamed spinach around the bottom. >> that's creamed spinach? that easy? >> a little parmesan cheese, nutmeg on the bottom. and we're going to take the pressed steak. >> what are you having for lunch? >> a nice piece of skirt steak. check it out. isn't that gorgeous? isn't that great? look at that. >> oh, yeah. perfect. >> this is one of the great cuts, if you're king of the backyard, king of the grill. you haven't tried a flat iron yet, you're going to love it. >> wow. >> and then -- nice garlic pieces. we're going to finish up with fresh baby spinach. >> okay. >> we have seared flat iron steak with creamed spinach. also really delicious. and check it out because it happens to be truf
and because of the u.k. it's up. health net enrollment for health plans in corporations next year, it's down. pfizer cutting 600 jobs and 20% of the sales force that is. sales for lipitor have declined since the exclusive patent expired last year. and no change with the stock virtually, and the dow is up four, dead flat. got to say it again, president obama's put social security cost of living increase on the table, it means less money for senior citizens, less of an increase coming up. that's next. ♪ grandma got run over by a reindeer ♪ >> i'm not sure of the music, but the sentiment warren hardy, we need to have less government in business and more business in government. up the music. ♪ now we're all so proud of grandpa ♪ ♪ he's been taking this so well ♪ ♪ seeing him in there watching football ♪ ♪ drinking beer and playing cards with cousin mel ♪ [ male announcer ] at scottrade, we believe the more you know, the better you trade. so we have ongoing webinars and interactive learning, plus, in-branch seminars at over 500 locations, where our dedicated support teams hel
gaming in the u.k. jumping 3%, nike agree representation of retail which is under pressure across the board, apple down $8 and bank of america of the no. one performer on the dow jones industrials up 2%. dennis: thank you. growing pessimism with less than a week until the fiscal cliff deadline. 50% of americans say we would get a deal, 48% saying it is a no go according to a new gallup poll and that is a big change from a poll conducted last week. we are joined by washington bureau chief jerry side. john bbehner and republicans were unable to do it. now the focus and pressure shifts to the senate and the democrats. >> in the senate is democrats and republicans because last year when we were in this fix couldn't get out of the debt ceiling crisis it was harry reid, the democrat leader in the senate and mcconnell, the republican leader who emerged as adults in the room and worked up something that got through congress. we are on the verge of something like that or at least an attempt to replicate that. how much of a role will whitehouse play, might just be as in 2011 the two senate
about adult diapers? >> there is some household formation in the u.k. we'll get at least one new baby in the u.k. right? >> she's a smart person. i wasn't going sexist there. i know better than that. i'm not going over the sex cliff. >> she's fashionable. >> yes, she is. >> even i know she's fashionable. >> whatever she wears maternity wear, it will be a boost. >> does she go to gsw? i said that was discount. it's designer. and you've got to go there. >> there's one on 79th street. >> gorgeous store. you can go to whole foods and you can buy shoes. may i suggest you do this on saturday? just be part of american culture. >> what do you think the chances are that i would ever do that? >> don't you shop for holidays even? >> no. >> online? >> no. >> who buys presents for your children? >> my wife. >> are you an american? >> yes. >> why aren't you shopping? i question your patriotism. >> i bought enough stuff from china and thrown it away already. >> right now for valentine's day shopping we have to solve that long beach strike. >> clerical workers. >> you can't get things i want to start
the key here. 31 daily nonstop flights. that's all part of what goes between the uk and north america for virgin atlantic. the brand remains, guys. make that clear here. the virgin atlantic brand does not go away. what changes is that delta has a 49% stake in the company. there's going to be a press conference later this morning here in new york. we're going to be talking with delta ceo richard anderson, and "squawk on the street" a little later on this morning. but this is a big deal in terms of what's happening with the airlines, and that international consolidation that we've all been expecting. guys, back to you. >> before you go, real quick. how much is this going to really impact delta, singapore air, which had this stake, was unhappy ultimately, because they didn't have the control that they really needed. or thought that they needed. >> i think richard anderson believes he will have the control. also singapore airlines, many believe that it did not utilize the access to heathrow as effectively as delta will be able to in terms of flights between north america, and heathrow. so
're not being impacted at this stage. we are in the france, uk and spain and all of our businesses are growing in each market. we're hiring in all of those markets. anybody who wants to know. >> have you changed the mix of samples depending on the economic environment? for instance in 2008 did you have maybe a lower end price point product as well as a higher end or no? >> that's one thing about the beauty industry, trends are always changing. it's an accessible luxury. you've heard of the lipstick effect. when the company goes down people want to treat themselves. one thing we've seen this year is male trends. nail polish, nail art. >> carl loves nail polish. he just loves it. >> what are all those people who give out samples in department stores going to do when you put them out of business? >> they're doing something different. department store sampling and sampling in stores is a loyalty moment. it's not a great thing to do for customer acquisition. you still have to get a customer to walk up to you. we're doing something really different. it's customer acquisition and it's in a very targe
on this day after christmas. the uk and france among those celebrating foxing day. we start off with, what else, retail. dips in spending in the mid-atlantic and northeast regions. luxury sales also weak. >> we're coming off the worst christmas eve for the dow since 2006. as the president cuts short his hawaiian vacation to deal with the fiscal cliff, just five days to go until we go over. >> threatening both coasts with workers snubbing up best and final contract offer. >> and more on the home front. we'll have more on the data and whether it can keep one of the best performing sectors of 2012, home builders going in 2013. >> data showing what some experts say is the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. according to mastercard, spending polls units through christmas eve, retail sales rose just .7% from the year before. the national retail federation says it is forecasting a 4% jump in sales. we'll continue to get trickles of data as we progress through this last week. it is still an important week, the final week before the new year in terms of retail sales for these guys.
that will get smaller and smaller and smaller. the uk, well under 2. china, 1.55. we know they've actually implemented policies because they want to control population. in the bigger picture, fooling around with mother nature in this way could have hugely negative consequences. russia 1.43 and germany, 1.41. at the very bottom of the list, other than certain countries where the information is not available, the bottom of this list was singapore at .78. i know we're dealing with so many issues nowadays and i blow a gasket over many of them, whether fiscal cliff, unfunded liabilities, at some point, growth is the answer. when you start considering where the engines of growth have been and what their population declines may be, it makes one wonder, where is the horsepower from global growth will come from and this at some point needs to affect the picks in your stock portfolio. back to you. >> rick, i'll take it from you, rick santelli. >>> even starbucks is worried about the fiscal cliff. and we'll take you live to one of those location as they launch their initiative. back in two. to live a
for the uk. but i remember being in london over the summer and i had conversation where people were saying, despite the fact, of course, william and catherine were in love and were to be married, certainly behind closed palace doors, you know, they would have had to make sure -- made sure she could conceive, correct? >> yes, absolutely correct. i mean, not just one. we need an heir and a spare. so she needs another one as -- >> an heir and a spare. >> an heir and a spare. i don't know how harry will be feeling tonight, because that's it, he's been shunted back further down the line. it seems to get better and better. they are now senior members of the royal family, william and catherine. and once again, proven they're the ones that are going to lead the royal family into this -- over the next lord knows how many years. >> huge congratulations, of course, to them. save me a commemorative coffee mug, mark saunders. if i were harry, i would think pressure off. mark saunders, thank you so much for us there in london. huge news. just in to cnn here on -- getting some disturbing news on syria. u
. as i said, there's been a coordinated crackdown around the world of anti-bribery law in the u.k. and a big run in russia. corruption is everywhere. >> why isn't the united states further up the ranking? >> part of the problem and united states is always ranked around this area below top 10%. what they say is a lot of it has to do with just corruption not being enough of a priority. they say that the financial crisis changed some of that and people are starting to pay attention and citing a poll that 80% of americans believe that the financial crisis was the result of some public corruption. so it's more in the consciousness there and that affects the perception. it still has a long way to go. >> fascinating. thanks very much. >>> still ahead this morning, we've seen a wide range of companies unloading special dividends this quarter. have the nonissuing companies now made the wrong move. we'll take a deeper dive into that and talk about names that have yet to declare one and what it means for them ahead of the fiscal cliff. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately
throw shows in the uk and three shows in eastern europe. it was incredible. it was such an honor. to be on stage with brian mann, roger taylor, rock royalty. it was kind of intimidating. the first show, we were in the ukraine, and it was 250,000 people. i had to take a big deep breath and just push through. >> what's it look like when you're performing to a quarter million people? >> it's bizarre. it's surreal. >> you focus on one person in the audience and sing to them. >> i tried not to. i tried to turn my focus inside to the boys. >> you did radio ga-ga? >> with the claps, yeah. >> great song. >> and you did some work for the gay marriage initiative in maryland. are you excited or nervous the supreme court is hearing the case on proposition 8 in california? >> i'm excited. i think progress is the name of the game. as long as we continue to try to push forward, things will change. slow and steady, you know. >> we're excited. "divas" airs sunday on vh1. >> yes, sunday. some of the people that are going to be there. jordin sparks. demi lovato, ciera, kelly rowland. >> congressman
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